A Natural Harbour

A Natural Harbour (HM1EVD)

Location: Victoria, BC 37185 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.304', W 123° 22.916'

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Fisherman's Wharf Park

ca. 1860
[Photo caption reads] A detail of the View of Victoria, 1860.
Major Bay is largely undeveloped.
BC Archives POP01538

[Photo caption reads] Bird's-Eye View of Victoria, Vancouver Island, B.C. 1878, detail.
Drawn by E.S. Glover, Published by M.W. Waitt & Co., Victoria, B.C.

The shores around Shoal Point and Major Bay offered a protected landing point and by the 1890's the development of the Outer Wharves changed the look of the untouched landscape into a gritty, industrial harbour for sailing ships and later steamers. A streetcar connected the wharf with downtown as early as 1890.

[Photo caption reads] Laing's Way, Major Bay, 1880's.
BC Archives F-09653

[Photo caption reads] A Victoria lot plan of 1884 locates the shipyard on Major Bay along Erie Street.
City of Victoria Archives B00005

[Photo caption reads] R.P. Rithet & Co's docks and warehouses with Major Bay shown at the right/center, 1891.
City of Victoria Archives PR234-1712

Placed ByCity of Victoria
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 2:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 471742 N 5363246
Decimal Degrees48.42173333, -123.38193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.304', W 123° 22.916'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 18.24" N, 123° 22' 54.96" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-320 St Lawrence St, Victoria BC 37185, CA
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